Archive for November, 2014

French Movies in Los Angeles

French Movies in Los Angeles

in Movie Theaters

One of the question I often get is where people can watch French movies in Los Angeles so I thought I would give you a list of theaters that show French films. Before I get started, I want to emphasize that I’m talking about your typical French movie with subtitles – whether it’s a new release or an old classic […]

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Tu Dors Nicole

Tu Dors Nicole

in Canadian Movies

For his third feature film, Québécois director Stéphane Lafleur (Continental, a Film without Guns) follows Nicole (Julianne Côté), a twenty-something spending the summer at home, with her brother, while her parents are away. Nicole seems to be sleepwalking through life, unable to emotionally connect with people and lacking any sense of responsibility. When she’s not working at a thrift store […]

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The Absent

The Absent

in Mexican Movies

Nicolás Pereda The Absent (Los Ausentes) opens with a lengthy shot of a cow chewing before panning to an old man cooking in his house. The man then gets out of the house and stands still, the whole sequence consisting in just a couple shots. This opening should give you an idea of what to expect, the only rare moments of […]

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The Vanquishing of the Witch Baba Yaga review

The Vanquishing of the Witch Baba Yaga review

in American Documentaries

With The Vanquishing of the Witch Baba Yaga, filmmaker Jessica Oreck uses a folk tale to deliver a contemplative, philosophical work about nature and civilization. Intertwining animated sequences – the tale of two kids lost in the forest – and images of Eastern Europe, she underlines the close bound between man and nature in this part of the world, most […]

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What is your Favorite French Movie?

What is your Favorite French Movie?

in Movie Polls

Here is a poll to find out what’s your favorite French movies – for reviews of French movies click here

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Two Days, One Night

Two Days, One Night

in Belgian Movies

Brothers Luc and Jean-Pierre Dardenne (The Kid with a Bike, The Son) have built their reputation on a social-conscious body of work which gathered several awards, including two prestigious Palmes d’or at Cannes  – for Rosetta and L’enfant – and their latest entry certainly continues the tradition: Two Days, One Night follows Sandra (Marion Cotillard – Rust & Bone, La […]

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The Homesman

The Homesman

in American Movies

With his second feature both behind and in front of the camera, the actor-turned-director Tommy Lee Jones (No Country for Old Men, Men in Black) seems to be following a path similar to Clint Eastwood’s. Mr. Jones plays George Briggs, a low-life who, after being saved from hanging must help his savior Mary Bee Cuddy (Hilary Swank) transport three crazy […]

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Sophia Loren Gala

Sophia Loren Gala

in AFI Fest

With her face prominently featured on the poster, the legendary Italian actress Sophia Loren was undoubtedly the star of AFI Fest, even eclipsing the Hollywood A-name actors and filmmakers who were attending the festival. This AFI Fest centerpiece gala was taking place at the Dolby Theater, known as the home of the Academy Awards, which made the event even more […]

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Reality

Reality

in French Movies

In just 4 years, Quentin Dupieux has established himself as one of the most iconoclastic filmmakers on the international film circuit and with Reality he delivers his most ambitious and weirdest work to date – which says a lot. The French director who also had a successful electronic music career as Mr. Oizo came under the spotlight with his second […]

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